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SNP1
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12/30/2014 9:09:13 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I am currently studying different Hellenistic religions (mystery cults), but want to know when they started.

1) Eleusinian and Dionysian Mysteries
2) Mysteries of Attis and Cybele
3) Mysteries of Jupiter Dolichenus
4) Mysteries of Mithras
5) Mysteries of Isis and Osiris
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o0jeannie0o
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12/30/2014 10:15:04 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/30/2014 9:09:13 AM, SNP1 wrote:
I am currently studying different Hellenistic religions (mystery cults), but want to know when they started.

1) Eleusinian and Dionysian Mysteries
2) Mysteries of Attis and Cybele
3) Mysteries of Jupiter Dolichenus
4) Mysteries of Mithras
5) Mysteries of Isis and Osiris

Do your own research! lol
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12/30/2014 10:18:23 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/30/2014 10:15:04 AM, o0jeannie0o wrote:
At 12/30/2014 9:09:13 AM, SNP1 wrote:
I am currently studying different Hellenistic religions (mystery cults), but want to know when they started.

1) Eleusinian and Dionysian Mysteries
2) Mysteries of Attis and Cybele
3) Mysteries of Jupiter Dolichenus
4) Mysteries of Mithras
5) Mysteries of Isis and Osiris

Do your own research! lol

Right, because I definitely am not also looking on my own.
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12/30/2014 10:21:12 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/30/2014 10:18:23 AM, SNP1 wrote:
At 12/30/2014 10:15:04 AM, o0jeannie0o wrote:
At 12/30/2014 9:09:13 AM, SNP1 wrote:
I am currently studying different Hellenistic religions (mystery cults), but want to know when they started.

1) Eleusinian and Dionysian Mysteries
2) Mysteries of Attis and Cybele
3) Mysteries of Jupiter Dolichenus
4) Mysteries of Mithras
5) Mysteries of Isis and Osiris

Do your own research! lol

Right, because I definitely am not also looking on my own.

oh now now no need to be snippy.
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12/30/2014 11:37:14 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/30/2014 9:09:13 AM, SNP1 wrote:
I am currently studying different Hellenistic religions (mystery cults), but want to know when they started.

1) Eleusinian and Dionysian Mysteries
Eleusinian:" It is thought that their basis was an old agrarian cult which probably goes back to the Mycenean period (c. 1600 " 1100 BC)"(http://en.wikipedia.org...)
Dionysian: "The Dionysian Mysteries of mainland Greece and the Roman Empire are thought to have evolved from a more primitive initiatory cult of unknown origin (perhaps Thracian or Phrygian)"(http://en.wikipedia.org...)
2) Mysteries of Attis and Cybele
http://etor.h1.ru...
3) Mysteries of Jupiter Dolichenus
n/a
4) Mysteries of Mithras
Practiced with in the Roman Empire from about the 1st to 4th century(http://en.wikipedia.org...)
5) Mysteries of Isis and Osiris
n/a
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12/30/2014 12:07:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/30/2014 9:09:13 AM, SNP1 wrote:
I am currently studying different Hellenistic religions (mystery cults), but want to know when they started.

1) Eleusinian and Dionysian Mysteries
2) Mysteries of Attis and Cybele
3) Mysteries of Jupiter Dolichenus
4) Mysteries of Mithras
5) Mysteries of Isis and Osiris

Well, the Mystery Religions emerged because of anxiety over the Hellenic afterlife. The afterlife was not very "pleasing" and it was extremely difficult to bet into Elysium (I think it was called). Religions emerged that became gradually more monotheistic, and attempted to calm this anxiety. For example, the Cult of Isis and Osiris were mystery religions that turned both of these figures into the "main" gods out of the original polytheistic religion. The Egyptian afterlife was originally fitted to the Pharaohs, but now everyone could have their share. Jupiter Dolichenus was literally the change from Jupiter to being the most powerful of the gods in the Roman Hellenic religion. Once again, this is a more monotheistic transition.
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